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The ocean is close-up. Whales out front. Shopping. Restrooms nearby.

This is a lovely park to watch the whales and the ocean. The whales are here year-around and... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Hazel S
Corvallis, Oregon
Depoe Bay whale watching

Amazing experience! The guides were very knowledgeable and interactive! Very memorable experience... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a lovely park to watch the whales and the ocean. The whales are here year-around and close-up. Parking is adjacent and if not, there is public parking across the street and up the hill a bit. Rough seas bring water up over the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hazel S
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience! The guides were very knowledgeable and interactive! Very memorable experience we will take family back too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We spent almost two hours here watching the whales in the bay. I need to spend money on a boat trip. We saw five whales and one right up next to the shore/rocks about 50 yards in front of us where we were eating our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MagnumBatt01
Reviewed July 28, 2018

If you can find a place to park in Depoe Bay in the summer, after all your shopping for souvenirs, take some time to relax and just watch the ocean. Look for whales.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank COO-TravelGuy
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Hard for us to believe that we could stand on shore and watch whales feeding very close in. We had been driving the Oregon coast enjoying the view when we stumbled across this small town. Had we known we would have shortened our drive and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GV27OCMD
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We visited in September, apparently out of season. Couldn't believe each time went to the shoreline saw at least 6 whales, and just in the bay. We are used to having to go out in charter boats (which you can!) to see our Australian Humpbacks,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Margot P
Reviewed November 1, 2017

This area is easily available to those traveling #101. There is plenty of parking and a charming series of shops and restaurants across the street. With some luck, you will spot whales while strolling or sitting here. There are no fees to enjoy this spot.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank watravelinggal
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Good wave watching in addition to the whales. numerous restaurants in the town as well as all the usual beachy stores. nice to have a comfortable perch where you can let the whales come to you.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank tumpane
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Located right along Hwy 101, we were thrilled to find several whales playing directly below us in the bay. We've been on several cruises, but this was the closest we'd ever seen whales. Apparently this is the time of year that they come closer to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Teresa_P_Reid
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Our family viewed an whale swimming by Whaler Park it was exciting for the Grandkids to watch it swimming. It big hump and tail was exciting for them to see with out the binoculars.

Date of experience: September 2017
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